Hey Jeffrey Jones, I know you are, but what am I!
Pee-Wee Herman (ak Paul Reubens) has at least one last big adventure left in him now that director Judd Apatow has announced he will produce the character’s return to the big screen. The news comes nearly 20 years after an unfortunate incident involving a porno theater and his own wiener left Reubens a Hollywood pariah, all but killing the Pee-Wee character. Luckily for Reubens, society has finally devolved to the point where wanking off in a seedy porno theater no longer precludes one from being a children’s entertainer.
"Let’s face it," says Apatow, "the world needs more Pee-Wee Herman I am so excited to be working with Paul Reubens, who is an extraordinary and ground-breaking actor and writer. It’s so great to watch him return with such relevance."
I agree. We need more Pee-Wee. But relevance? I’m not sure feeding off of pathetic Gen-X nostalgia counts as relevance. Unless, of course, making boatloads of cash is the same as being relevant, in which case Pee-Wee is about to become one relevant mofo. (Empire Online)